Mission and Vision
“To minister God’s Word, Empower God’s People, and Fulfill God’s Plan In The Earth.”
Overcoming Faith Christian Church has been called to minister the life changing word of God into the lives of people. We endeavor to create an atmosphere of worship and praise, welcoming the Spirit of God into every area of our lives resulting in healing, deliverance, growth and transformation.
Overcoming Faith Christian Church is a multicultural, holistic, and international ministry that effectively transforms lives, demonstrates love, builds strong families, and produces victorious doers of the Word of God.
We endeavor to reach the lost for Christ and empower believers with the practical truths and principles of the word of God.
The Word of God
The Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, alone is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and life.
There is One living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons consisting of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God The Father
God the Father is the infinite, all mighty, and eternal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love, and is the first Person of the Trinity. He hears and answers prayers, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him in repentance and faith through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and is the second Person of the Trinity. He was miraculously born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and performed miracles. We affirm His incarnation, teachings, replacement atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and His personal, visible return to earth. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God the Father and humanity.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity and is sent from the Father to regenerate, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. At the moment of salvation the Holy Spirit, is the abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. He dwells in every believer in Christ and empowers each believer with supernatural gifts for ministry to the family of God and the world.
The central purpose of God’s revelation in the Bible is to call all people into awareness of their sin, the availability of God’s marvelous grace, and the need for repentance and faith that results in complete forgiveness and fellowship with God. Those who call on the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness, believe in His resurrection and receive Him as their Savior are granted salvation, forgiveness of their sin and are regenerated by the Holy Spirit into a new life in Christ. This act of salvation is based solely on the grace and mercy of God, and is not the result of human deeds or goodness.
The Church consists of a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members and exists as both a worldwide fellowship of the family of God as well as in specific local congregations consisting of a community of believers in Jesus Christ who are committed to obedience to Him. Believers in a local church are called by God to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of the Word of God, observance of baptism and communion as ordinances established by Jesus Christ, and to fellowship and to minister to one another through the development and use of talents and spiritual gifts. God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world, beginning in their own communities and reaching cross-culturally to the ends of the earth.
The Lord Jesus Christ has instituted two ordinances for obedient observance by the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Baptism does not constitute salvation, but is a public profession of faith that a person has already experienced salvation. The Scriptures teach that the elements of Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, have no mystical or supernatural power, but were given by Jesus as symbols of the sacrifice of His body and blood as atonement for the sins of the world. These two ordinances are to be observed and administered by God’s family until the return of the Lord
Pastor Kenneth Hollins was called to preach the gospel at the age of twenty years old. While a sophomore in college he was lying in bed one morning when he heard the voice of God say “you are to preach”, “preach my gospel”. Very shortly after that he began ministering occasionally at his local church where his father Superintendent W.J Hollins served as senior pastor. After several years of study and preparation, Pastor Hollins was ordained and licensed. He attended CH Mason Bible College and Ministry Training International. He also received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Memphis with a minor in education. Overcoming Faith Christian Church is a non-denominational church where Pastor Hollins is the founder and serves as senior pastor. He has committed to the ministry and vision that God has given for Overcoming Faith Christian Church. OFCC is a church experiencing rapid growth with members that have a love for the Word of God, spirit filled worship and fellowship.
Paula Hollins is a native and current resident of Memphis, TN. She is a highly sought after psalmist and speaker who ministers with passion and conviction. Paula has always had a love for the Word of God and the people of God. She accepted Christ at an early age at her home church of Soul Winner’s Baptist Church under the leadership of her father, the Late Pastor Paul F. Coleman. Paula has worked in many ministry capacities including Minister of Music, Praise Leader, Christian Education Instructor, and Keynote speaker for various events. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Rhodes College. After graduating. she went on to receive her diploma from Ministry Training International (MTI) in 2004. Paula serves as Associate Pastor of Overcoming Faith Christian Church and has made her life’s mission to minister God’s Word, empower God’s people, and fulfill God’s plan throughout the earth.
Matthew Oliver serves faithfully as youth pastor at OFCC. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in criminal justice. He is a business owner and is also employed with Shelby County Schools as a behavior specialist. He has a passion for teaching the word of God.